Monday, 4 July 2016

Are We Really Modern?

We twenty-first century folks seem to think we're so advanced. Past civilizations never dreamt of phones which could take pictures and videos. They never used the word "friend" as a verb. Neither could they store entire libraries of books or music on media which will only be read by machines for a limited time.

These social revolutions which people are all worked up about aren't modern either. Homosexuality, abortion, incest, rape, and adultery are almost as old as human kind.

Family violence isn't new either. In the very first family, Cain killed Abel in a fit of jealousy because God didn't accept his sacrifice. Read the third chapter of Genesis for the full story.

Neither is the homosexual movement new, Genesis chapter nineteen shows how Sodom was so filled with homosexuals that the entire city wanted to rape the two angels who visited Lot. Even when the angels blinded the men trying to break into the house to get them, the Sodomites still kept groping for the door.

Prostitution has always been around since Adam and Eve got booted out of the garden. You can also read about bigamy, bestiality, incest,  and other sexual sins in the Old Testament.

First-century Corinth was much like our society today with it's immoral attitudes. Worse yet, the church in that city was like many North American churches today. From women's liberation to drunkenness, they had it all. Reading Paul's letter to the Corinthians is like reading a modern indictment of our churches.

Another truth which hasn't changed through the millennia is who will be in heaven. This is why I'm writing a book called You Think You're Going to Heaven? People need to know what God's criteria is for them to be with him forever. Lord willing, I hope to have the book done soon.